Paul Kelly

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Paul Kelly in the ocean
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Australia's rock’n’roll royalty returns to Sydney with Angus and Julia stone, D.D Dumbo and more

He’s the kind of poet Australians from all walks of life can relate to, spinning yarns about family, love, tragedy and 747s. Paul Kelly will be bringing all this and more to the Domain on December 15, re-launching his Making Gravy concert. He’ll be bringing a troupe of young Aussie artists to sing along with classics like ‘To Her Door’ and, of course, sharing their own hits too.

Angus and Julia Stone will be joining Kelly on stage, adding their lilting voices to a performance of looping melodies by D.D Dumbo. There will be a joyful selection of indie-pop tunes by Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Alex Lahey, and powerful vocals and stripped-back guitar from Angie McMahon.

Last year’s Making Gravy concert sold out, with 12,000 fans getting to belt out the show’s namesake and other Kelly classics like ‘Before Too Long’ and ‘Deeper Water’ from the stands (cue gentle weeping). But there’s more than just the oldies that make this a stellar performance, with new albums like the 2017 ARIA Chart topper Life is Fine incorporated into the set list, alongside the single ‘With the One I Love’ from Kelly’s upcoming album Nature, which will make its full debut on October 12.

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